Who is climate activist Greta Thunberg?

The young Greta Thunberg, in August 2018, started to miss classes to protest near the Swedish parliament. Greta demanded more action from governments to mitigate climate change. The activist is responsible for the mobilization that took millions of people to the streets around the world to ask for urgent measures against climate change.

The 16-year-old teenager gave the opening speech at the Climate Summit, which took place in New York, along with the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, and said that young people are an “unstoppable” force in pressuring leaders world in favor of the climate.

“Yesterday, millions of people around the world, especially young people, marched and called for real action on the climate. We showed that we are united and that we young people are unstoppable”, said Greta at the Palácio de Vidro, headquarters of the UN.

Fridays For Future

Fridays For Future (Fridays For The Future), gained repercussions with Thunberg. In August 2018, the young woman protested before the Swedish Parliament, carrying a poster on which she wrote “Skolstrejk för klimatet” (“School Strike for the Climate”).

The movement gained repercussions and inspired the Global Climate Strike. Acts against climate change began to mobilize thousands of people around the world and draw attention to the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Photo Credits: AP Photo/Paul White
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